NALP Directory of Legal Employers

Directory Year: 2023


Compensation & Benefits

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2023 compensation for entry-level lawyers ($/year) 215,000

Summer Compensation

2023 compensation for Post-3Ls ($/week)
2023 compensation for 2Ls ($/week) 4,150
2023 compensation for 1Ls ($/week) 4,150
Judicial Clerkship Bonus? Yes
Compensation/progression credit for judicial clerkship? Yes
Compensation/progression credit for other advanced degrees? Yes
Other Compensation

Bonus for joint JD/MBA degree for entry-level attorneys; one year class credit for applicable judicial clerkships; bonus for all federal court or highest state court clerkships; bar study stipend for entry-level lawyers.

Benefits 401(k)/IRA/Other Retirement Plan
Bar Association Fees
Business Casual Dress Code
401(k)/IRA/Other Ret. Plan w/Employer Contribution
Dental Insurance
Domestic Partner Benefits
Employee Assistance Program
Family/Dependent Care Leave
Flexible Spending Account/Pre-Tax Option
Life/AD&D Insurance
Long-term Disability Insurance
Medical Insurance
Health Savings Account
Parental Leave
Relocation Expenses
Short-term Disability Insurance
Sick Leave
Technology (Laptop, PDA, etc.)
Vacation Leave
Vision Insurance
Please describe benefit package or provide additional comments

In addition to the benefits selected above, McGuireWoods also offers associates concierge services, back-up child/elder care coverage, and adoption expense reimbursement up to $5,000 per child. The firm pays for a bar exam review course and exam fees as well as bar membership dues and relocation expenses. McGuireWoods also offers entry-level associates a one-time bar study stipend.

Associate base salary (excluding bonuses) is determined by A set lock-step system (same base salary for each class year)
If not strictly a set lock-step system, what criteria are used to determine associate base salaries (excluding bonuses)? (check all that apply)

Annual bonuses to eligible associates

Has your organization offered annual bonuses to eligible associates in the past five years? Yes
What factors are used to determine the amount of an associate's bonus? (check all that apply)
Are same sex domestic partners afforded the same benefits as spouses of attorneys? Yes
Are opposite sex domestic partners afforded the same benefits as spouses of attorneys? Yes

Parental leave or family care policy

Does your organization have a written parental leave or family care policy? Yes
Please link to or describe your firm's parental leave policy. Be sure to include information on leave for adoption, surrogacy, or other special circumstances.

McGuireWoods offers extremely generous paid parental and adoption leave to associates: 18 weeks paid leave for primary caregiver and 6 weeks for secondary caregiver. We also employ a reduced-hour phase-in period upon returning to work from parental leave.